Canessa Poetry June 29, 2008
Canessa Gallery Poetry Reading
708 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA
Sunday 3pm June 29th
Rusty Morrison, Lisa Robertson, Brian Teare
Host: Colleen Lookingbill
More Info & Reading Schedule: www.canessa.org
Note: Unfortunately the sound quality is poor, due to recording through the PA system. If your computer doesn't have external stereo speakers, try listening on headphones or earphones for better results. Brian Teare's reading was initially cut-off, then later re-recorded at his home in SF; it's loud & clear!
Rusty Morrison's manuscript the true keeps calm biding its story won The Ahsahta Press Sawtooth Poetry Prize, selected by Peter Gizzi, published by Ahsahta in January 2008. This manuscript also won this year's Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award, selected by Susan Howe. Rusty Morrison's first poetry collection, Whethering, won the Colorado Prize for Poetry (Center for Literary Publishing 2004), selected by Forrest Gander. Rusty recently won the 2008 Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry from Cutbank Literary Magazine, which is published by the University of Montana. She is co-publisher of Omnidawn.
Lisa Robertson is the author of five books of poetry, including The Weather, Debbie: An Epic, and most recently, The Men, along with numerous reviews of poetry, art, and architecture which have been published widely. Rousseau's Boat, one of her twelve chapbooks, was recently awarded the BP Nichol Chapbook Award. Born in Toronto, and a long time resident of Vancouver, Robertson maintains ties with the Kootenay school of Writing and Artspeak Gallery. Her next book will be published by Coach House Books in Spring 09.The recipient of Stegner, National Endowment for the Arts, and MacDowell Colony poetry fellowships.
The recipient of Stegner, National Endowment for the Arts, and MacDowell Colony poetry fellowships, Brian Teare is the author of the award-winning debut The Room Where I Was Born and the chapbooks Pilgrim and Transcendental Grammar Crown. Two new books are forthcoming: Sight Map (University of California, 2009) and Pleasure (Ahsahta, 2010). He lives and teaches in San Francisco.
With permission from the poets to distribute this recording.